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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 25, 2007 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Last Show

What was everybody's last show and tune from the Dead? Mine was Cal Expo 6/8/94. Last song I heard them play was "I Fought the Law"
I'm not afraid to admit it, I loved it. Good upbeat closer. And every time I hear the Clash do their punk rock version it reminds me of the great time I had seeing the Dead.
Go ahead and poke fun if you want, at least I was way past the Touch Head band wagoners.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 25, 2007 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

3/6/94 Desert Sky Pavilion, Arizona

"Liberty"

Ooo Freedom
Ooo Liberty
O... Leave me alone
to find my own way home
to find my own way home
I'm gonna find my own way home

Creepy indeed.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 26, 2007 12:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

Denver December 92. Was disappointed to say the least. I was accustomed to allways having kick ass seats when I lived in the Bay Area but I had nosebleeds for these two shows.If they even bothered to turn the speakers on up there you couldn't tell,sounded worse than a boom box. Playing pretty uninspired too. Far cry from the shows I was previously used to. One flash of inspiration did come out of it though. The lines in Truckin " sometimes the cards aint worth a dime if you don't lay em down" made me make up my mind right then to move to Alaska and I've been here ever since.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Oct 26, 2007 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

Yep, after Rich Stadium on 6-6-92, me and a friend set our sites on Alaska. Drove into Anchorage the same day Mt. Spur erupted. Listening to the Dead (radio wasn't on) we thought we were driving into the worst thunderstorm ever. Only after the ash started falling did we tune in to find out that a volcano erupted. Kind of ruined our camping plans while we searched for a place to live.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 26, 2007 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

Hey Scrim, are you still up here?

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Poster: Scrim Date: Oct 26, 2007 2:15pm
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I'm up in the Golden Heart, beautiful day today

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 26, 2007 2:29pm
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Hate to sound stupid but where is that?

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Poster: Scrim Date: Oct 26, 2007 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

Fairbanks is known as the Golden Heart of Alaska (I was speaking in native code language.) I remember you saying once you were down in the Valley.

Who can deny? Who can deny?
it's not just a change in style
One step done and another begun
in I wonder how many miles?

Rock on neighbor

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 26, 2007 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

My wife was actually born and raised here and has never heard that term. I feel less stupid now : )

Too bad we aren't a little closer neighbors. Wouldn't mind knowing someone who was into the tunes. Are you ready for winter?

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Poster: Scrim Date: Oct 27, 2007 1:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

Six cords of wood stacked, xmas lights are in the trees, 6 inches of snow on the ground, 6-20-80 is blasting through the stereo. Here comes winter!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 27, 2007 10:52am
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and let's not forget the malty high alchohol content winter brews are on their way!

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Poster: mcglone Date: Oct 27, 2007 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

: )

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 27, 2007 11:36am
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indeed my fellow Northern brother! ( you are still in Canada? )

: )

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Poster: mcglone Date: Oct 28, 2007 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

yes siree bob (or john). love my true north! my wandering days are behind me. here's wishing you and the handful of others that are up that way (midnight sun comes to mind) a gentle winter.

peace,

ian

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 28, 2007 4:44pm
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same to you Ian

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 25, 2007 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

7-23-94 - Soldier Field
Last Song - Knockin on Heaven's Door

Seems a bit creepy now but it was an appropriate ending to a pretty mellow show. Boys just seemed tired that night.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Oct 26, 2007 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

8/14/91, also at Cal Expo. Last song was Knockin'. There was an unseasonable rain shower, and the 2nd set started Cold Rain>Box of Rain>Looks Like Rain>Crazy Fingers. No post drums Jerry tunes. Just the encore. I knew it was pretty much over for me. My son was born a few months later, and life really changed.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

5.21.95, the last Vegas show. The encore was Liberty as well.

SDH, I was at that Desert Sky show too. Only time I went to that venue.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

I thought I recognized you.

Many reviewers here have rated that show at least 4 stars. Personally, I didn't see that. When I left that night, I was convinced that I probably wouldn't see Jerry again. Either by choice because what I had seen was a shell of the Jerry I had come to know, or by Fate. Turns out Fate beat me to it. Most of my recollections of those shows are not happy ones. Too bad to end on a low note.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

Yeah, that was me, the guy in the tie-dye.

My sentiments are exactly the same as yours. I didn't think that show was very spectacular, though I've not given it a listen since then. I too felt the end was near, though I shelled out a few more bucks to see them 3 times in Vegas in 95. Those Vegas shows convinced me that the scene had nothing left to offer me.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:30pm
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My last show was the compton terrace, phx, one in summer of 81 (the one with the storm)...didn't appreciate that outdoor venue. Can't recall the tunes. Damn, I was ready to give up then. Know that must irritate the Hell out of others hereabouts that would have killed for the chance, but that's the way it played out.

Sad.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:36pm
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Compton Terrace was indeed, um, nasty to say the least. Desert Sky is a big improvement, being your standard cookie cutter outdoor amphitheater. Amazingly enough, they play shows there throughout the summer. Sorry, but I wouldn't even go see the 77 Dead outdoors in Phoenix in August. OK, maybe the 78 Dead.

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Poster: abilene22 Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

2-25-90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
"Knocking on Heaven's Door"

Don't know exactly why I called it quits after this show, but mostly because it just wasn't fun anymore (for me, that is). Not whining or complaining; we had our days in the sun. Looking back, I wish I had stuck with them a little longer.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Oct 26, 2007 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

Knockin on Heavens Door Eugene 94'
Nice run of shows. Groovy Garlic Bread

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Oct 26, 2007 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

Elbow, Man! How weird, the soldier field show in 94 was my final dead show. By this time, I had been to many (though not nearly the quantity of others on list) shows. I began at the Uptown in 78. Usually, the shows I saw were local to the chicago area. I had given up on seeing new Dead shows, because they were simply too damn large. As an old man, the crowds for me, at least, were just too much. But, this show had Traffic opening. Boy I love Traffic!

Anyway, I did love this show, and even though there were at least 66K people there, the Dead proved that they could personalize and make intimate such a large experience.

I may have given up on seeing the dead, but I would still be seeing Jerry any chance I got.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

What's with the hard questions?? I think it was probably one of the '89 Giants Stadium shows - 7/9 probably.

The last show I Know I was at (I have the stub) is 9-20-87 at MSG:

Looking at the setlist it appears to have been a real fun show - I'm sure I was dancing the whole time

09/20/87
Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY

Set 1:
Jack Straw
West LA Fadeaway
My Brother Esau
Far From Me
It Must Have Been The Roses
Desolation Row
Might As Well
Promised Land

Set 2:
Hell In A Bucket
Iko Iko
Looks Like Rain
He's Gone
Drums
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Encore:
Touch Of Grey
Brokedown Palace




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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 25, 2007 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

6-18-95

Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Oct 25, 2007 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

RFK -- June 24th, 1995 (My 19th B Day)

Black Muddy River

* Bruce was on board

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Poster: 12ShowJones Date: Oct 25, 2007 9:19pm
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The Last Show, 7.9.95, the day before my 28th birthday. Drove up with some buds. The Band was a kick ass opening act. The show was a little off but had it's good points, I still danced my ass off. A buddy of mine admitted to me after the show and in the parking lot he had this feeling that would be the last time he saw them. About a month later...well...let's just say work sucked.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Oct 26, 2007 12:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

We had good reserved seats up front for this one. Not bad way to remember them either...

Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA
9/18/94

Touch Of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
Jack-A-Roe*
Little Red Rooster
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
Brown Eyed Women
The Music Never Stopped*

Iko Iko*
Saint Of Circumstance
Samba In The Rain
So Many Roads**
Samson And Delilah
Drums >
Space >
Days Between**
Throwing Stones* >
Not Fade Away

Encore
Brokedown Palace*

* the highlites
** outstanding performances

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Poster: EdgeHead Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:06pm
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Tampa 4/7/95. Last show of the last spring run. We were in the 3rd row and that place holds at least 80,000. It was crazy and not exactly in a good way. Jerry played and looked awful. The day Jerry died a friend called me and said "Now don't you feel bad for bagging on Jerry after that Tampa show?" I did. e

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Poster: esreveRDelay Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:34pm
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7/2/95 Mighty Quinn I beleive and the lights were on.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:38pm
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mine was 6-15-95 in vermont!!! liberty was the last tune i seen jerry sing...!!!!roll around heaven!!!!! r.i.p. jerry!!!! ;}

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Poster: barongsong Date: Oct 25, 2007 10:58pm
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Yup Highgate 95 was my last show also. What a train wreck it was but man I would give anything if I could do it again.

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Poster: DEADBUCK Date: Oct 25, 2007 2:52pm
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I was at highgate with ya!..had my future exwife with me and she took a dirt nap....serves her well!

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Poster: Edsel Date: Oct 25, 2007 4:40pm
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6-25-91
It's All Over Now Baby Blue

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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Oct 25, 2007 6:00pm
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My last show 10-02-1994, Boston Garden.

I recall the Jack Straw opener... NFA in set II as well. U.S Blues was the closer).

What I remember most was earlier in the day purchasing the biggest telephoto-lens for my for my 35mm camera, bringing to the show that night... and returning the lens for a full refund the next day. (Bought the lens at Lechmere... Does anyone from MA remember Lechmere??)

Some photos turned out good... some not so good. I was going to learn from those mistakes for the following year when they were going to open the then Fleet Center... but the following year was not meant to be... R.I.P. Old Man...

Go RED SOX...!!!




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Poster: mcglone Date: Oct 26, 2007 3:10pm
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if you have access to the photos, please share 'em!

ian

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Poster: wharfrat1490 Date: Oct 26, 2007 5:51am
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Gloria - 06/30/95, Three Rivers Stadium. A disappointing end to a largely disappointing show. It was cool to see _Take Me To The River_ for only the 3rd time ever, but it was about the easiest call ever. Mickey & Billy calling out the thunder at the start of the 2nd set was magical, esp. when the clouds burst open after an oppressively humid day just at the moment when Bobby, Phil and Jer sang, "Raaaaaiiiiiiin" (I would stop short of calling it harmony). The rain set that followed had great potential that was never realized.

The best part was when some head who looked old enough to have been at the acid tests aksed me what song _Take Me To The River_ was.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Oct 26, 2007 6:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

The last Cap Centre run 93
3-16: Maybe it was first night breaking in, or the bad
omen of the guys coming off of playing on 3-14 in Ohio(Esp. Phil, he rarely plays on 3-14), but it seemed just OK
Which after all is Ok with me. If I knew it was going to be my last So Many Roads I probably would have paid more
attention.

3-17: Saint Pattys Day and the Grateful Dead; could life get any drunker?
But for me, the first set was hard to
swallow. The Shakedown opener and Desolation Row (personal
fave) barely balanced out the WD Doodle, Lazy River, Eternity, and Liberty...zzzzzzz...

But the second set; to die for Picasso opener (personal fave) and of course I didnt know it was to be my last
Dark Star, but I do know it was fucking magical. I had
no idea what the Days Between was, but I do remember it
bringing a tear to my eye. The LSD closer I remember being
shotty, but it was just the novelty of seeing it.

3-18-93 Again, I didnt know it was going to be the last show but if it was, that was fine wtih me. The parking lot
scene had changed for the worse for sure. I went with a
friend of mine from work. She had a couple dozen kick-ass
shirts to sell. After seeing to parking lot patrol of
the previous evenings, I was particularly cautious. I
put one of the shirts on and 10 went in my backpack. I past by some dude and we started rapping. At some point I asked
if he liked my shirt, he approved, the sale was made. 10
bucks- no big whoop. Just as dude starts to walk away, a
large, official looking guy swoops in, "Hey! Are you
sellin those shirts?!"
Then he informs me hes with GD mechandicking or whatever
and he is going to confiscate my shirts, including the one
I was wearing!! I figure bullshit-question authority right? This MF goes and gets a cop. I wasnt going to jail
over a T shirt. I gave up the "contraband". At least they
let me keep the one I had one. Lousy bums.

As far as the show, Im glad I ended on a high note.
And in retrospect, glad I didnt make it to a 94.
It speaks for itself:
Bucket
Sugaree
Walkin
Broken Arrow
Loose Lucy
Masterp
FOTD
Music Never

II:
China>Rider
Way To Go
Wave to the Wind> zzzz
Estimated>
Terrapin>
D/S>
Corinna>
Wharf>
Throwing>
NFA
Encore-IFTL (appropriate enough in my case)

**Bruce Hornsby on squeeze box throughout the second set
just as an added bonus

I would like to hear from some of the elder-heads please
somebody whos last show was in the 70s would be cool
to read about.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: look what I found

Yes I was bored



Attachment: ticket stubs 1.jpg

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Poster: mike65! Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: look what I found

Hey! I was at the April 17, 1982 show also, my first show!!!

My last show was April 5, 1988, taper section :) Encore? Knockin' On Heaven's Door.

The scene was already getting really ugly. Had to stop going.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:49pm
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Looking at the reviews looks like you had a pretty good first show.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-04-17.sbd.bertha-ashley.23933.sbeok.shnf
My first show was either Cape Cod or 11/2/79. I remember driving to the Cape for a show with a bunch of Friends but I do not remember the show. I have the stub for 11/2 so know I was there - a real solid show beautiful Miss HalfStep > Franklin's and a smokin second set.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: look what I found

Highgate, VT. summer of 1994.

Had a fantastic time, but i'll be the first to admit that objectively, music-wise, the show sucked. (Confirmed only when I went back and listened).

At the time, it was just a grand old time in the state I would eventually--as of 3 years ago--move to.

They did play a fun "New speedway boogie", as I recall.

Last song (as it turns out) I would ever hear them play live was the U.S. Blues encore.

Damn, I miss Jerry.

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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last Show

11-3-91 GG Park - Bill Graham Tribute

last song Touch of Grey.

my only post-Brent show. i had given up paying to see them after a couple of really lackluster Shoreline Shows in the late 80's.


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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 25, 2007 2:01pm
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6.24.1995 RFK Stadium - Black Muddy River

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 25, 2007 2:07pm
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3/23/95 Charlotte Coliseum - The Weight.

I hadn't seen the boys in a few years, was living overseas, and went with some good friends that saw a lot of shows with back in early to mid 80s. While I was "excited" to catch Black Throated Wind and Unbroken Chain at these shows, it was very, very, very, very sad to me how Jer looked and played, and the scene was abysmal. Sat on a hillside and watched "undercover" cops come in and out of a white truck in the middle of the parking lot to bust people. It was in plain, open sight but folks were too dumb to figure it out. I'm sure many lives took a different turn that night. Me, I recorded over many of my cassettes after those shows. Thanks to this site, i rediscovered the "joy" - it was in short supply for me in the city of my birth.